Thursday, September 25, 2008


My boss' question about our headshots this morning: Did they have a wind machine? Or a bubble machine?

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I was feeling a little snarky about my headshots this morning. Right after I posted about it, I went up to the reception desk in my office and practically ran into the photographer. Gotta love the universe's sense of humor!

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Thursday Thirteen: Headshots edition

Thirteen thoughts while getting my headshots taken for work this morning:
  1. I drove halfway up a mountain to get my pictures taken in someone's small spare bedroom with black curtains on the windows?
  2. I can hear the photographer's stomach growling--maybe she should've had more than coffee before we got here.
  3. Just pick a comfortable pose? Okay, I'll just take off my suit jacket and heels...
  4. Oh, you were right. You will make my semi-comfortable pose uncomfortable and unnatural. Thanks.
  5. Oops, I just blinked. Don't blink, don't blink... blink. Aack.
  6. Wait, let me guess: just tip my head down and left a little more.
  7. You think facing the other way may make me more photogenic? Thanks, that's encouraging.
  8. How many pictures did you just take with that strand of hair visibly out of place.
  9. I think my face may freeze in this fake half-smile.
  10. Look into the light, look into the light. I thought I wasn't supposed to go toward the light.
  11. It isn't that hard to scroll back and forth between the pictures for me to review them. Oh, this is a new camera? Great.
  12. Hmmm... I've never seen my nose look that wide before.
  13. You think you've got it? Thank goodness!

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Thursday, September 18, 2008


At my last job, the company charged for soda: $0.45 each. That is awfully steep for a can from Sam's Club or Costco, even if they were brand name, but that is beside the point. Knowing I had to pay for one made it very easy for me to stick with the glass of tap water on my desk. But the benefits were more than financial because who needs the health detriments from drinking soda everyday?

My new job provides drinks of all types in the well-stocked fridge. So far I've mostly stuck to my tap water habit, but I have been tempted in the afternoons for a little burst of sugar. After just a couple of cans to satisfy those cravings in the last couple weeks, I've discovered the desire for soda starting earlier and talking to me just a little louder every day.


Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Being bad is good

I had dinner with my dad and brother last night. I really debated having a salad, and kind of regretted not getting at least a side salad when I was eating my brother's cucumbers and tomatoes from his salad and then watching my dad enjoy his cobb salad.

I called my dad's office a few minutes ago to be sure he had gotten my brother's message that he was sick and wouldn't be coming by my dad's office this morning to help him because he wasn't feeling well. When my dad's secretary answered, she told me that my dad had gone home this morning because he also wasn't feeling well - also blaming it on last night's salad. Thank goodness I was bad! ;-)

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: NFL edition!

  1. One of the ways I knew I'd made the right choice about my recent job change was discovering my new company had an active football pool.
  2. And a baby pool wagering on when a pregnant staff member would give birth.
  3. Imagine how excited I was to discover there were three ways to participate in the football pool(s)!
  4. I don't have gambling problem - I swear! ;-)
  5. I joined a football pool for the first time at my first job because I genuinely enjoy professional football. I didn't realize the $35 I spent was the best investment I could make to make connections with my coworkers.
  6. I have been known to tell soon-to-be or newly graduated female engineers that participating in sports pools like this is a investment in the future of their career.
  7. At my second job, one of my good friends and I printed the results from company football pool every week, highlighted the winners, and kept them all posted on our wall.
  8. That was one of our many ongoing morale-type projects... we also chose one word each week to post to expand our team's vocabulary, and kept a list of memorable quotes said by our teammates and other coworkers.
  9. I'm playing fantasy football for the first time this year. Mostly because my boyfriend organized the fantasy league and promised to help me maintain my team.
  10. I was really tempted to draft a high school classmate of mine who is an NFL tight end--but restrained myself when I saw how low his fantasy ranking is!
  11. I almost had to do my first trade already after Saturday's roster deadline, but thankfully the player who had been cut found another team. What a relief!
  12. I am not a fan of Thursday games. I always have a hard time remembering to turn in my picks prior to the start of those games!
  13. Also, I am a little annoyed with the NFL scheduler: I am trying to be good and go to bed earlier now that I have an earlier work schedule and having my team be part of the 2nd half of the opening Monday night doubleheader is going to make that very difficult!

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